Dianara 0.7 is out!

June 16, 2013

Hi! This blog has become kind of Dianara-centric lately, but you know… The program is in very active development these days. I just released v0.7.

dianara-v0.7-release

Current status

Main changes since v0.6:

  • Messages tab, showing posts specifically directed to you.
  • Activity tab, listing your own posts.
  • Favorites tab, listing the posts you’ve liked.
  • Show recipients of a post, the “To” and “CC” fields.
  • New options in the formatting menu in the publisher:
    “preformatted block” and “insert image from web site”.
  • Minor feed, a.k.a. “the meanwhile column”.
  • Show “inserted images”, in addition to the image in Picture-type posts.
  • Autorefresh of timelines will not interrupt while commenting. This was very annoying.
  • Confirmation when canceling a message if there’s content in it.
  • Show where links go when hovering them.
  • Several other small fixes and optimizations. For a complete list, see the CHANGELOG file.

Note that SSL errors are ignored, for now. This is bad security-wise, but it only affects when downloading images, and well… the pump.io network is pretty trustworthy at this time anyway ;)

I just changed the SSL error handling to ignore them because some Pump servers have self-signed certificates and that could cause annoyances. I’ll do something better for next version.

 

Get it

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103, and hopefully we’ll see Dianara packaged for some GNU/linux distributions soon. For now, you can at least find it in Archlinux’s AUR, and there is a Gentoo Ebuild.

Debian users might need some components from the experimental branch at this time. Check the INSTALL file for details.

Feedback is appreciated!


Another week, another release… Dianara v0.6 is out!

June 6, 2013

Hello there!

I just released v0.6 of Dianara, my pump.io app.

dianara-v0.6-release

I’m using it daily now, and I barely need the web interface.

Current status

In addition to what was possible in v0.5, this release adds:

- Option to show all comments in a post.

- Shows if the user has liked a post, and allows to ‘unlike’ it. The user can also see who liked a post, in a tooltip.

- The contact list now shows all the contacts, both ‘following’ and ‘followers’.

- Uploading images is now possible, although they still can’t have title and description.

- The user can select if a post goes to Public, Followers or both.

- Clicking on posted images shows them in full size, in an internal viewer.

- There is a link in every post to open it in the web browser.

- Autoupdates don’t interrupt the user while browsing the timeline.

And, of course, lots of other small bugfixes and minor cleanups.

There’s still some way to go before Dianara can be considered ready, but at this point, I find it quite usable for my daily use. Some parts of it are still rough, and there are some annoyances, but those will probably go away soon.

Get it

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103, and hopefully we’ll see Dianara packaged for some GNU/linux distributions soon. For now, you can at least find it in Archlinux’s AUR. And I’ve been told that a Gentoo Ebuild is coming.

Debian users might need some components from the experimental branch at this time. Check the INSTALL file for details.

Feedback is appreciated!


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